Understanding Organ Donation
Explore below for the details about giving the gift of life through organ and tissue donation.
- Become a Donor
Every day more and more people are making the decision to be organ and tissue donors. By the choosing to become a donor you are making a heroic and potentially life-saving decision.
- New York Donor Registry Q&A
You’d like to become an organ donor in New York State. So, what do you have to do? This Q&A section will answer many of your questions.
- 10 Facts About Organ Donation
When you consider whether to be an organ, eye and tissue donor, it's very important that you make an informed decision. Here are 10 key facts that we hope will encourage you to give the Gift of Life.
- Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about organ and tissue donation.
- Religion and Organ Donation
All major religions in the world view organ donation as act of charity or make it clear that it is a decision to be left up to the individual or family.
- Understanding Brain Death
Brain death is the total and irreversible loss of all brain function and the circumstance under which the donation of vital organs most commonly takes place.
- Organs and Tissues for Transplant
One individual can help many through organ and tissue donation. Learn about what organs and tissues can be donated and transplanted.
- Quick Quizzes - How Much Do You Know?
Test your knowledge about organ, eye and tissue donation, and find out how much you know about the organs that keep you alive!
- Appropriate Donation Terminology
To show respect and sensitivity to those who give the Gift of Life and their loved ones, we request that these appropriate terms be used when referring to organ, eye and tissue donation.
- Organ Donation and Transplant Statistics
How many people are waiting for organ transplants in the United States, in New York State and in the Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network region? Get the facts about the waiting list plus the number of donors and organs transplanted in our area.